Barça Residency Academy USA is world-renowned soccer club FC Barcelona’s first and only youth residency soccer academy in the United States. Located at Grande Sports World – the Center for Excellence in youth soccer development and education in the United States.
As the first full-time residential academy program in the U.S. partnered with a top international professional team, Barça Residency Academy offers student-athletes a fully immersive environment.
Student-athletes live, attend school, and train at our premier sports campus – Grande Sports World that features: on-site dorms, eight soccer fields, professional nutritional programming, an outstanding high school, and a 58,000 square foot state-of-the-art athletic training facility.
Every graduate has earned a college scholarship or signed a professional contract
Complete full-time professional staff: FC Barcelona coaches, strength & conditioning, and medical team
World-renowned FC Barcelona training, methodology, values, and curriculum
Competition in the MLS Next – the highest level of youth soccer in North America
Outstanding high school education provided by Arizona State University Preparatory Academy
Annual opportunities to train and tryout with FC Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain
Grande Sports World – Home of Barca Residency Academy, a one-of-a-kind location, ideal for players to train and develop on the field, in the classroom, and as a person among some of the most elite youth soccer players from around the world.
Awarded Best Training Facility by U.S. Soccer for three consecutive years
Eight professional grade fields
58,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art athletic training center
Professional caliber locker rooms
Lounge area equipped with TVs, gaming systems, ping pong, and pool tables
Swimming pool and hot and cold plunge therapy pools
Adjacent hotel and golf resort for parents’ visitation
On campus dining
Every year five students are selected to train and trial with FC Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.